You will see the available homes when you make a search for homes. If you are interested in VASO’s homes, we recommend filling out a right-of-occupancy application immediately. It functions as your home finder meaning that once you have sent in the application, you will receive notifications about available homes that suit your criteria. Sending an application does not commit you to anything.
If you want, you can ask about available homes at our office on Rauhankatu 4, Turku.
There are no income limitations on our right-of-occupancy homes, but there are asset limitations on applicants under the age of 55. Applicants are not permitted to own a home suitable to their needs in the same area they are applying for a VASO home.
The right-of-occupancy number determines who gets a particular home. If multiple applicants are applying for the same home, the applicant with the smallest number has priority over the others. You can obtain the number from the municipality or city in which you are applying for a home. Apply for a right-of-occupancy number here.
It is impossible to state the precise length of the line because it depends on the applicant’s right-of-occupancy number, among other things. The length of the line also depends on the type of home you are looking for and in what area.
We are often able to offer an applicant a home rather quickly, but you may have to wait quite a long time for certain homes. The available homes change on a daily basis.
When comparing prices, it is important to consider all the quality elements, for example how well the home is equipped, location and the risks associated with the form of occupancy. Right-of-occupancy living is reasonably priced compared to renting and you do not need to take out a large mortgage.
Before a new resident moves in, we charge a security deposit equal to a two-month maintenance fee, which is returned to the resident when moving to a new house if no damage has been done to the home and the resident has paid all of the maintenance fees.
Residents pay a monthly maintenance fee which includes a broadband connection in all VASO homes.
A water fee/water fee deposit based on the number of persons living in the home is collected. Nearly all of the homes have a water meter and the amount of water consumption is balanced out throughout the year, and a balancing invoice is sent to residents.
Many of the properties have a separate monthly parking fee, but for many properties it is included in the maintenance fee.
The maintenance fee does not include electricity. VASO requests quotations for inexpensive electricity from various electricity companies and residents may choose to use the chosen company, if they want. One of VASO’s Green Card benefits is the offer made by Turku Energia.
In addition to the maintenance fee, a water fee/water fee deposit based on the number of persons living in the home is collected. Nearly all of the homes have a water meter and the actual amount of water consumption is balanced out a few times during the year. A balancing invoice is sent to residents.
VASO residents have good opportunities to have their voices heard. VASO’s Board always has two resident representatives, the properties have Residents Committees and a Residents Meeting is held at least twice a year.
Absolutely. We have strived to make moving to another VASO home as easy as possible. Residents should first obtain a new right-of-occupancy number. We recommend obtaining one even though moving may not be a topical issue at the moment.
Once a suitable home has been found, we will transfer the right-of-occupancy fee for your current home to the new home. A prerequisite for moving to a new home is that the resident responsibilities have been taken care of properly and there are no notifications of disorderly conduct.
The period of notice for a right-of-occupancy home is 3 months from the date VASO receives the notification. The notification must be made in writing. The right-of-occupancy fee and security deposit will be returned to you at the end of the period of notification. The amount of the right-of-occupancy fee to be returned is always at least that which the resident paid when moving into the home.
Once the final inspection has been made and the resident has returned the keys to the superintendent, the payments will be mobilized. The original right-of-occupancy contract must also be returned to VASO. The right-of-occupancy fee will be in your account, or in the case of collateral, the bank’s settlement account, within two weeks after the tenure has ended.